The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially French: Coupe d’Afrique des Nations, also referred to as Total Africa Cup of Nations after its headline sponsor, and sometimes as African Cup of Nations, is the main international men’s association football competition in Africa.
It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957.
In 2013, the tournament format was switched to being held in odd-numbered years so as not to clash with the FIFA World Cup.
In the first tournament in 1957, there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.
How many times has Nigeria won Afcon?
Nigerian has won the AFCON three times, with their most recent title coming in 2013.
How often is African Cup of Nations?
The Africa Cup of Nations is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957.
Since 1968, it has been held every two years, switching to odd-numbered years in 2013.